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How do you make ground pepper powder?

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I always grow several types of peppers,and I do dry some,but have never made pepper powders to use.could any one tell me how you do it??
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Texas Hunter has all the bases covered, welcome aboard
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I love making smoking my own pepper- so much to learn-trial and error-but keep trying.
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If you're looking to make more than a Tablespoon, I'd take T-H advice and get a coffee gringer. If you're looking for just a little bit, a manual pepper mill should work.

I keep a couple pepper mills around. One for your standard black peppercorns & one for crushed red pepper. I use the red pepper one for pizza & spaghetti, etc. because I don't like digging those "big" flakes out of my teeth.

I've even got one for rock salt.
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I have a spice grinder (aka MrCoffe grinder) and it works well on pepper corns and cummin seeds and such,but it will not powder chilies. How do you all dry your peppers?
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window sill on the southside here.
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this is what I have

I cant get the hang of posting Pic;s yet.
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post #11 of 16
Everyone has givn you good tips and ideas, make sure it is really dry before grinding, or the oils can clump up your powder. Grind on bro.
post #12 of 16
One thing Smitty does is grind the peppers thru a hand meat grinder with a coarse plate first, then gives that some additional drying time before he fine grinds in a processor.
post #13 of 16
do not know if you have tried it. But since I have joined this forum. I put a lot of peppers on the smoker and dry them there, some times they do not seem to dry competly so I set em in the sun for a couple days. if you slow smoke them they are fantastic tasting in recipes. they make your grinder smell good..lol.
post #14 of 16
I like to toast the dry peppers in a cast iron skillet before I try to grind them. It really intensifies the flavor and it might just dry out any last traces of moisture. I just use the old coffee grinder for spices, etc. and the ground peppers are fantastic. Never a problem.
post #15 of 16
If you want to do much grinding a Burr grinder will be freind in the long run.
post #16 of 16
i JUST made up some cayenne, jap ground pepper and hot pepper flakes

i let em hang for a couple days, then use my dehydrator for couple days, then crush up abit in a plastic baggie, then into the grinder

hanging peppers......

drying peppers.......

i let em dry till they are of the "SNAP" consistancy, where you press on em, they want to crush......

when i do hot pepper flakes, i put em into a plastic bag, and crush by hand........i don't want POWDER, but like what you get in a pizza joint

upper left, cayenne powder, upper right peppers i keep whole and will grind up as i need.......lower left, the hot pepper flakes, and lower right, the jap powder.........

its a pretty simple and easy thing to do/make.........hope this helps
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